Christine Olshefsky
Architecture, Pacific Northwest architects, Ming Zhang, MZA, MZA Architecture, Multi-family architecture, Office architecture design, Civic architecture design, Civic projects, Interior design, Retail building design, Master planning design, Bellevue architects, Seattle architects, Shanghai architects, Chinese architects, Award-winning architecture and design
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Author: Christine Olshefsky

July 15, 2021 The project is a block east of Fairview Avenue North, and a very short walk into the heart of South Lake Union. Rendering by MZA Architecture. By BRIAN MILLERReal Estate Editor Plus Capital Partners recently received a temporary certificate of occupancy for what's now called the...

July 2, 2021 In this perspective, looking south across Eighth, there’s a public plaza between the three towers — seen here in more of a massing study than a final design. By BRIAN MILLERReal Estate Editor One of the biggest but slowest development plans in downtown Bellevue is currently...

June 28, 2021 This view looks roughly east at the OneX proposal, with 45th at right. SOURCE: Rendering by MZA/SkB By BRIAN MILLERReal Estate Editor OneLin Capital has two big apartment projects planned in the University District, both on sites near U District Station, where light rail service begins...

May 19, 2021 The main tower would begin with a dramatic Y-stem taper above its two landmarked buildings below. The north podium extension’s new facade would seek to emulate older buildings in Belltown. By BRIAN MILLERReal Estate Editor Chainqui Development is now into its sixth year of planning a high...

Rendering by Jensen Design Architects [enlarge]The new project would replace four old houses. By BRIAN MILLERReal Estate Editor The non-landmarked but locally beloved Alki icon “Rock House” (aka “Stone House”), at 1123 Harbor Ave. S.W., is slated to be relocated. West Seattle Blog recently reported that volunteers from the Alki Beach...

Rendering by MZAIn this view, looking north, the now separately owned Mira Flats is immediately behind Create World’s second planned building. By BRIAN MILLERReal Estate Editor The second planned phase of a Bellevue condominium project, now dubbed Altaire, is showing some signs of progress at 10232 N.E. 10th St.,...

Rendering by MZA [enlarge]This view of the proposed apartments looks northeast. By BRIAN MILLERReal Estate Editor The corner at 106 N.W. 36th St. in Fremont, appears bound for redevelopment. North America Asset Management Group is the developer of record; it will either buy the property or partner with the current owner. MZA is...

Rendering by MZA [enlarge]Owner Chainqui has changed architects once, and been through at least nine design options for the corner. By BRIAN MILLERReal Estate Editor Five years ago, Chainqui Development paid about $33.7 million for a corner site at 2005 Fifth Ave., at Virginia Street in Belltown. Plans for knocking down...

By BRIAN MILLERReal Estate Editor Between 2014 and 2017, using LLCs, Eastside investor Jia Niu paid about $8.1 million to assemble a row of old houses on the north tip of West Seattle. Now there's a redevelopment proposal for 1116 Alki Ave S.W., which spans six parcels between the...